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by pemachophel
Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Bumpa
Replies: 13
Views: 332

Re: Bumpa

Besides including saffron and bum-dze, the activity vase needs to be consecrated before use. (Loppon/Malcolm alluded to this.) Please get the relevant liturgy and visualization from your Teacher. Generally, the activity vase can be refilled five times before needing to start over. Also Bum-dze 25 is...
by pemachophel
Mon Dec 04, 2017 11:57 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Lungta/Prayer Flags
Replies: 9
Views: 349

Re: Lungta/Prayer Flags

Good advice, but please get the lung/oral transmission for sang and/or lung-ta. This is a vital part of making these practices work. Maybe not 100% indispensable, but vital none the less. The more you practice, the more you will understand this. It is not simply a conceptual thing but a meditative e...
by pemachophel
Sat Dec 02, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Practice for rain
Replies: 7
Views: 293

Re: Practice for rain

Five Element Prayer from Sampa Lhundrupma revealed by Chogyur Lingpa SA-CHU ME-LUNG JUNG-WAI BAR-CHED-KYI GYU-LU NYEN-CHING JIG-PAI DU-JUNG-TSHE YID-NYI THE-TSHOM MED-PAR SOL-WA-DEB OR-GYEN JUNG-WA ZHI-YI LHA-MOR-CHAY JUNG-WA RANG-SAR ZHI-WAR THE-TSHOM-MED OR-GYEN PE-MA JUNG-NAY-LA SOL-WA-DEB SAM-PA...
by pemachophel
Wed Nov 29, 2017 12:31 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The Road Trip
Replies: 42
Views: 1100

Re: Colorado Nyingma Centers

Padmasambhava Meditation Center - Denver
Mipham Shedra - Westminster
Boulder Valley Ngakpa House - Lafayette
Cho-nyid Ling/Denver Dzogchen Center - Denver
Mangala Shri Bhuti - Ward
by pemachophel
Mon Nov 27, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Short Dudjom v Longchen Nyingthik ngondro
Replies: 4
Views: 279

Re: Short Dudjom v Longchen Nyingthik ngondro

Ask your Teacher.
by pemachophel
Mon Nov 27, 2017 2:01 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mantra healing and protection?
Replies: 11
Views: 358

Re: Mantra healing and protection?

Something else that might be germane to this thread: Lama Dawa, in His teaching of Dorje Gotrab, always emphasized Bodhisatvic motivation, i.e., doing the practice for others. Over many years I saw people come to the Dorje Gotrab retreats for self-healing. They typically came 1-2 times. Only one tha...
by pemachophel
Mon Nov 27, 2017 12:22 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mantra healing and protection?
Replies: 11
Views: 358

Re: Mantra healing and protection?

Lama Dawa had said for years that He would die when He was 64, that that was His karmically alotted life-span (tshe) for this life. When He got the diagnosis of stage IV colon cancer, He agreed to do the Dorje Gotrab long-life retreat to try to extend His life. However, He was not able to complete t...
by pemachophel
Sun Nov 26, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Can I use Rudraksha Mala to chant Avalokitesvara's Mantra or the Nilakantha Dharani?
Replies: 5
Views: 249

Re: Can I use Rudraksha Mala to chant Avalokitesvara's Mantra or the Nilakantha Dharani?

"Forbid" -- No. Just means that you are not using the most skillful means according to Tibetan Buddhist teachings. There're lots and lots of teachings about malas: which ones are best for this or that, how many mantras this and that kind of mala multiplies. How to say mantras, how to count mantras, ...
by pemachophel
Sat Nov 25, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Can I use Rudraksha Mala to chant Avalokitesvara's Mantra or the Nilakantha Dharani?
Replies: 5
Views: 249

Re: Can I use Rudraksha Mala to chant Avalokitesvara's Mantra or the Nilakantha Dharani?

In Tibetan Buddhism, Rudraksha malas are mainly for wrathful Diety mantra.
by pemachophel
Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:55 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Harming spirits
Replies: 52
Views: 1447

Re: Harming spirits

Good answer, Magnus. But, if it's Naga sang , then only on Lu-theb days when the Nagas are amenable to offerings. Otherwise, it will actually create problems with the Nagas. If it's Riwo Sangchod or some other general sang-chod, then every day or whenever you want, most typically in the morning, and...
by pemachophel
Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Longchen Nyingthig to Dudjom to Kunzang Dechen Lingpa
Replies: 3
Views: 344

Re: Longchen Nyingthig to Dudjom to Kunzang Dechen Lingpa

Not sure about your specific questions, but I received the LN Three Roots from H.H. Dudjom Rinpoche. So for sure He did transmit this lineage.
by pemachophel
Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:35 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Longchen Nyingtik
Replies: 18
Views: 1208

Re: Longchen Nyingtik

Yes, I have the texts. Please PM me if you'd like to request them. Please also let me know, who you received the wang and lung from, when, and where.
by pemachophel
Tue Oct 31, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Longchen Nyingtik
Replies: 18
Views: 1208

Re: Longchen Nyingtik

Guru Dragpo,

Do you have the wang and lung for this?
by pemachophel
Tue Oct 24, 2017 1:02 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Huldufólk
Replies: 6
Views: 288

Re: Huldufólk

Lama Dawa must think so, but I've never Him about this.
by pemachophel
Mon Oct 23, 2017 11:32 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Huldufólk
Replies: 6
Views: 288

Re: Huldufólk

Yeah, I agree with Loppon-la: Theurang. Lama Dawa keeps a bunch of gnome statues around His property. He refers to them as Theurang. He says there's a particular Theurang (Mi-mig Zangpo) who hangs out there. Every so often Lama Dawa plays bag-chen, a Tibetan gambling game in order to keep the Theura...
by pemachophel
Sun Oct 22, 2017 1:07 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The DJKR Topic
Replies: 687
Views: 20043

Re: The DJKR Topic

Yes, a show with 12 great acts.

BTW, it's all a show.
by pemachophel
Thu Oct 19, 2017 11:37 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Advice need - pondering whether to receive Yamantaka empowerment
Replies: 65
Views: 2472

Re: Advice need - pondering whether to receive Yamantaka empowerment

It's not sectarian. It's about samaya. And, since the Lama we are talking about died without confessing and purifying his breaches, this samaya can't be repaired. That being said, similar to what Malcolm said, I have taken teachings from His Holiness that did not come through this Lama, and we promi...
by pemachophel
Tue Oct 17, 2017 11:46 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Advice need - pondering whether to receive Yamantaka empowerment
Replies: 65
Views: 2472

Re: Advice need - pondering whether to receive Yamantaka empowerment

The issue of Pabongkhapa for Nyingma is a difficult one. My original Teacher was HHDL's English language translator for 10 years from 1959-69. However, being Nyingmapa, He and His wife never took empowerment from His Holiness. There was a lot of gossip and back-biting about this in Dharamsala at the...
by pemachophel
Sun Oct 15, 2017 5:06 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: TCM vs Tibetan Medicine
Replies: 6
Views: 428

Re: TCM vs Tibetan Medicine

Several summers ago, I spent a couple of weeks at H.H. Kusum Lingpa's Lung Ngon monastery in Golok. There was a small clinic in the monastery. Seeing both Tibetan and Chinese medicines in the dispensary, I asked the Tibetan doctor staffing the clinic about the use of both Chinese and Tibetan medicin...
by pemachophel
Fri Oct 13, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Circumambulation and animals?
Replies: 14
Views: 437

Re: Circumambulation and animals?

Ten-drel, dependent arising. If one doesn't understand this, then it's hard to understand much of Vajrayana.